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WHUT
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
dubbed president obama's assassination czar. john brennan is expected to be questioned on a range of controversial issues, including the assassinations and his role in the bush torture program while at the cia. democratic senator ron wyden of the organs of u.s. citizens should be able to know why the u.s. has targeted them for assassination. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them. i don't think that's one person said that is too much to ask. this idea that security and liberty are mutually exclusive, that you can have only one or the other is something i reject. we are going to have to begin the heavy lifting of the congressional oversight process by examining the legal underpinning of this program, and made very clear that i am going to push for more declassification of these key kinds of programs. i think we can do that consistent with national security. >> the senator has led the push for the white house to explain its rationale for targeting u.s. citizens and will be among the senators to question john brennan today. a
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques. >> i've expressed my personal objections to my colleagues about certain of those situations such as water boarding, nudity, and others. i've expressed my personal objections but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> when asked about john strikes, he criticized the protesters.
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
leaks which critics say were strategically done to make mr. obama look tough. brennan says he's not the subject of a probe or target. he's a witness. chris. >> mike emmanuel on capitol hill, thanks for that. the confirmation vote fort next defense secretary was held up until the current pentagon chief agreed to answer questions about last september's terrorist attack in libya. today a senate panel got to question leon panetta, national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells us not everyone was satisfied with what they heard. >> based on time, distance and alertouldn't have gotten there on time. >> time, distance, the lack of an adequate warning, it takes hours to be able to respond. >> defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey explained why the military couldn't do more to save the lives of ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, tyrone woods and glenn dougherty in benghazi on september 11. >> united states military, as i've said, is not and frankly should not be a 911 service capable of arriving on the scene within minutes to every p
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
brennan has been in a unique position, answering for techniques used in the bush war on terror and obama insider on the use of drones to kill terrorists, a hearing that got off to a bumpy start. >> they won't tell congress what country we are killing children -- >> please. >> john brennan's confirmation hearing was interrupted five times by code pink protesters before the room was cleared. brennan has taken heat from liberals as architect of the obama drone program and its kill list. today he told lawmakers killing terrorists is not ideal. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can illicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt terrorist attacks. >> since closing gitmo has been a obama priority. they've done more killing than capturing. they tried to calm the outrage by agreeing to show members of the intelligence committees the justice department's memo justifying targeted killings with drones. but today white house press secretary jay carney said there are no plan
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
of that is stuff john brennan knows a heck of a lot about and people will be outraged he is president obama's nominee. >> we discussed this prior but originally we thought, you know, the tougher questions would come with harsh interrogations and then you had the stunning development, michael isikoff giving exclusive details on the so-called white paper and then took center stage if you will and then you pointed out in our first read and perhaps talk or hear more about the drone program for this country than ever discussed publicly. >> yeah. look. i mean, i think the drone program is obviously something that has been keyed to president obama's foreign policy in as far as being able to take out terrorist where is he doesn't have to send u.s. troops and john brennan was an architect of that strategy. of course, controversial because there are innocent civilians who can get caught up in that as "the new york times" written about earlier this week, as well. that's obviously where some of this is coming from but the question americans face is would you rather have american troops and boots on the
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
the interrogation program scuttled brennan's chances to lead the cia in obama's first term. but now he says he's ready for the political heat. >> though i consider myself neither a republican or democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: as president obama's top counterterroism adviser, brennan continues to be seen as all powerful. >> i think for sure john is regarded in terms of the intelligence community, even where he is now, as a first among equals. >> reporter: if he's confirmed as director of the cia, john brennan will have a new boss. he will report to james clapper, the director of national intelligence. if there's covert action, some of the cia's most esecret activities, brennan will still have the authority to walk right into the oval office. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >>> defense secretary leon panetta gets fired up in his final days on the job, warning we are on the brink of the most serious readiness crisis faced by the armed services in more than a decade unless congress takes action to stop across the board mi
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
of the obstacles he faces. >> mr. john brennan. >> reporter: when president obama's pick for cia director heads to capitol hill today for his confirmation hearing, it's some in the president's own party that are threatening to hold up john brennan's nomination. oregon democrat senate other ron wyden telling reporters he would pull out all the stops to get answers about the legality of targeting americans involved with al qaeda overseas. in written answers to committee questions, brennan didn't address killing americans, but insisted all targeting is made on a case by case basis. >> senator wyden was trying to find out that basic information. and has been denied that. so you know, the most basic questions about a program that john brennan has been the architect of and the orchestrator of for four years, the most basic details of it have been withheld. >> reporter: it's just one controversy brennan faces at his confirmation hearing. there's his role in administration leaks about covert operations, like the cyberattack on iran's nuclear program, and the use of a mole to infiltrate al qaeda in yeme
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama's nominee to head the cia. brennan is president obama's counterterrorism adviser and was a cia executive under president george w. bush. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live from capitol hill this morning. tracie, brennan supported controversial interrogation policies under the bush administration. does he still feel the same way about those techniques now? >> he actually says in a written response to the committee that he's facing today that he had concerns back then about those interrogation techniques. remember the talk about wat waterboarding and other techniques, he said he had concerns back then and raised those concerns with his colleagues. we'll hear him talk more about that. >> also at issue, the obama's administration's controversial use of drone strikes to target terrorists overseas. where does brennan stand on that? >> we will likely try to scale those back. he's been in the middle on the use of these drone strikes in that response. he says that they are rare but justified. the administration just released two members of the committee, this
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
're listening to the senate confirmation hearing of john brennan. president obama's c.i.a. director nominee. we heard him testify on drones and cyber terror, waterboarding, torture. take a listen. >> perhaps it had something to do with airlines and explosive devices. that apparently they had that for a few days and then either 0 were about or had gone ahead and released it. i'm assuming your answer, your then calling the conference call was in response to the -- what they have just released. is that correct? >> yes, a number of news networks put out information about this. >> and you expressly called this -- arranged this teleconference for what exact purpose? >> there were a number of people who were going out on news shows that night asking about the reports about this intercept the ied and wanted context about the threat and asked questions about whether you said and the u.s. government said there was no threat so how could there not have been a threat if the ied was out there. >> the question i have is this, because based on what you said and what we have learned, you, then, in that telecon
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
, president obama picked up the cia director, facing a tough senate confirmation hearing. john brennan was peppered with questions about the obama administration's use of deadly drone strike against al qaeda suspects. during the hearing, officers removed protesters pretty angry about that protest. brennan has been with the program for 25 years. the senate will vote on his nomination later on this month. >>> until now, georgetown has been known as one top-notch joint. in fact one of the highest class grocers in america. well, after rats, roaches, mice and our friend, oh my goodness, russ. what's the story in >> reporter: at least these rats, roaches, you know it works right outside now. and they did. the name is nearly synonymous with quality control and this is bad. just bad news. almost unbelievable for their fancy food gourmet shopping. the high dollar caviar. fine meat and loving customers. overnight shoppers at the grocers were shocked to see the health department's eminent health hazard warning views. ordering them to close over the noon hour today where this store, they opened ba
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
, as they head into a tense night. miguel, thanks. >>> now, back east to washington. john brennan, president obama's choice to head the cia in the second term, was grilled by both democrats and republicans at a confirmation hearing today. and it got off to a raucous and noisy start, with protesters and questions about the agency's controversial drone policy and interrogation programs. nbc's andrea mitchell covering in our oh washington newsroom. andrea, it's not every day you hear the order oh to have the hearing room cleared. >> reporter: not indeed. in fact, the senate historians said they can't recall this happening going back to the '60s and '70s. john brennan promised to be open to congress if he is confirmed to lead the cia. even as the white house still limited access to key documents in a hearing that did not get off to a smooth smart. >> members of the committee, i'm honored to appear before you today. [ heckling ] >> polilease remove this woman. we will recess. >> reporter: when john brennan did get to testify, he said he opposed the harsh interrogations during the bush administrat
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
security will be the focus on capitol hill. >> the confirmation process gets under way for president obama's pick, john brennan. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> john brennan almost certainly face questions about the drone strike program and whether those tactics should be used overseas. this morning some in congress would get the chance to see secret information about what the government believes they can use drones to go after citizens working with the terrorists. >> there is a legal justification to try to stop them from carrying out plots. >> the government doesn't need evidence of a specific attack. >> all they have to show it is a view that somebody is doing something bad and has not renounced that. >> john brennan will face questions about his role in creating the program. >> they are necessary to mitigate an actual threat, to stop lots and prevent future attacks. >> the white house says john byrne has the experience to lead the cia. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the call against al qaeda. >> the june strike program is not the only is
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
's confirmation hearing today. brennan is president obama's pick for cia director, also one of the architect of the white house drone policy. members of an activist group had to be removed after repeatedly protesting the use of drones to killed suspected al qaeda operatives. steve handelsman has more on today's hearing. >> boy, senators do not like when their hearings are disrupted again and again and again, but they finally got it going. it's not so much that they object to john brennan themselves. they have questions. they know john brennan is a favorite of president obama. he got a pretty warm welcome up here at a hearing that could about, when you think of it, what some call cia torture. could have been about and was in part, about the u.s. intelligence failures that led to the deaths of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya, but mostly it was about the relatively new phenomenon of raging war by remote control. and what the rules ought to be. talking about u.s. unmanned drones. the predators, and the reapers flying maybe right now in pakistan, in yemen, in somalia. many, many more attac
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> president obama orders the justice department to release classified memos over drone strikes used to kill americans as john brennan prepares for a difficult hearing today. >>> plus, a bad nanny caught in the act of hitting an infant. a dog with a human face. and believe it or not, a study that tells women the time and day they're least attractive. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, february 7th, 2013. thursday, february 7th, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. whether you live in the northeast or you're traveling anywhere near there this weekend, you need to know there's a whopper of a snowstorm headed this way. the national weather service is forecasting more than 2 feet of snow in some place. nbc's bill karins is tracking the storm. >> historic is the right word. now we need to get the players on the field. you are going to have a significant storm of your own. travel is going to be very difficult. milwaukee, grand rapids, possibly even around chicago with winter storm warnings for a good chunk of michigan. it should be warm enough where you don't have a lot of
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
brennan will go before a senate panel confirmation hearing. brennan is being tasked to defend the obama administration's use of unmanned drones to kill terror suspects. he helped run the drone program. >> we have a high confidence that they are being done for the right reasons in the right way. >> what qualifies as an imminent threat that would warn taking a life without any kind of proceeding or any kind of review by anyone else? >> brennan is expected to face questioning on his role in the controversial terrorist interrogations used by the bush administration. >>> we're happy to report things are back to normal this morning for a san francisco tourist attraction after grinding to a scary halt yesterday. a spokesperson from san francisco municipal transportation agency says a bolt stuck right in the tracks appears to have caused a cable car accident that injured a total of ten people. the cable car was filled with tourists and locals and it came to an abrupt stop. investigators now looking into where exactly that bolt may have come from and how it actually got stuck into the tracks int
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee in a written statement he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. savannah. >> michael isikoff, thank you, a member of the intelligence committee, has pressed the white house on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. >> good morning. >> first question, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stonewalling, are you satisfied these memos are released to some members of congress? >> this is an encouraging first step. especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight to protect our civil liberty, also i'm going to make sure it leads to an expanded public right to know. >> let me ask you about the nomination of brennan to be cia director. you hinted you would pull out all the stops. does that mean you intend to block the nomination? >> first of all, i never announce my position until we actually had a confirmation hearing. i do
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
with president obama and john brennan. you can realize they're only going to be there for three more years. this is the way warfare is going to be. this is a weapon. this is a flexible, very useful, valuable weapon. >> what's wrong with sticking the judgment of people around obama and not trusting the judgment of the value of people around dick cheney? >> if you give the power to this president, then you can expect the next president to have similar powers. i commend everybody with the yugs of drones and attacking not american. >> what's the difference between an american drone attack and a seal attack? are there less collateral damage? >> if you read the new york times this morning, it talks about instances. >> so what do you do? >> if you come -- what do you do? ? >> well, perhaps, in some cases, you have to put more of your own blood at risk. >> you're sitting here. what would you do if you're a president or commander in chief or your general for example, and we send in 20 guys, we're going to lose five or ten. the drones for days above them. and they see them as signals and messages of
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
under president obama. applauded by brennan. >> it's the surgical precision, the ability with laser-like focus to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> but al qaeda's anwar al awlaki, killed by a drone in 2011 was a u.s. citizen, never charged with a crime. some democrats demand less secrecy. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> reporter: john brennan will be under pressure to protect american lives and values, too, in the era of the drone. brennan looks like a sure bet to win confirmation here in the senate. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> thanks, steve. >>> defense secretary panetta told congress today that the pentagon extorted a plan that would arm syrian rebels. those remarks came at a senate hearing into the attack on the u.s. mission. senator john mccain asked panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff about that plan for syria. >> how many more have to die before you recommend military action, and did you support the recommendation by the secretary of stays, then secretary cli
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> the obama administration's use of drones could have an impact on the john brennan confirmation. >> you can pretend you won an oscar. take a look -- oscar is in the building and we are rolling out the red carpet here at wjla. we have details on how you can get a weekend with a golden statue. >> i will be down there. >> you got that right. good morning to you, washington. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras and talk about the weather because it will be a busy 48 hours. >> we will see a little action tonight but overall it will not be a huge event for us. it is a big deal for folks in the northeast. we're starting out with cloudiness today, 32 degrees and a cloudy day overall. it is the calm before the storm. the coastal system will arrive with moisture late tonight and we will likely get a wintry mix north and west of the metro and will change to rain tomorrow morning. we are expecting only 1/2 of an inch at best. for today, we are expecting cloudy conditions and some brightness this morning, 36 degrees at 9:00 and 41 degrees at 5:00. a good-looking weekend ahead and we will give you details
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
to get john brennan who has been the right- hand adviser a president obama any political lighthouse, and, by the nature of the position, i do not say that critically. that is the position. where are they going to get john brennan, who was a career cia officer, who worked his way up in the ranks? and the concern is that they want to hear that you are going to be the cia's representative to the white house, about the white house's representative to the cia. ike is want to give you the opportunity today to respond to that concern. i would note that i also heard a very good comments from people with whom i talk, but i think it is in accordance -- it is important that you are wrong to be the leader of the agency and not the white house's agent within the agency. >> thank you, senator. if i were to be honored to go out to see eye, the cia would get the john brennan who is either a democrat nor republican, or has ever been. the john cornyn who has a deep appreciation, respect, and the intelligence profession, one who has been fortunate to have lived in 25 years, a john cornyn who has had the gr
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. orgong senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is so troubling. every american has the right ton when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> reporter: the committee also questioned brennan about the enhanced interrogation techniques, or eits, used to question al qaeda terrorists. brer an was a high-ranking cia officer when the bush administration employed those harsh tactics. but brennan said he had no d
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
in to the demands of congress. and today, in a senate confirmation hearing lawmakers will grill john brennan, obama's choice to lead the cia and also an architect of the drone program and a vocal supporter. >> we conduct targeted strikes because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> but it was the killing of an american citizen in yemen that raises all the questions. u.s. drones killed u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, he was tied to the terrorist plots including the underwear bomber but never charged in u.s. court. iran claims it has unlocked the encrypted surveillance images from a spy plane drone. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity video which is running on iranian state television and youtube. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran and operations that have taken place in pakistan, this aircraft has provided guidance. >> the u.s. has never confirmed that iran shot down the drone, only it somehow vanished over iran. president obama asked iran to return it but t
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
. . >>> thank you for joining us. i'm hey hey. >>> the president's -- i'm jc hayward. john brennan has to answer some tough questions about the obama administration's use of human drone strikes. >> reporter: lawmakers get their chance to grill the president's pick to run the nation's top spy agency. it comes in the middle of a growing controversy over u.s. drone strikes targeting terror suspects overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. >> there were many cases we're talking about hardened terrorists but we do need to have a different approach when an american citizen is involved. >> reporter: now the white house is letting lawmakers look at classified information explaining the legal justification for using strikes targeting american terror suspects. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are raising concerns about the program. brennan is also expected to face tough questions about his time as a c.i.a. executive during the bush administration and what he knew about enhances interrogation techniques. >> he's going to face questions from democrats about his prior role in detention and rend
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. counter terrorism advisor john brennan and president obama's choice to be cia director. his confirmation hearing begins in two and a half hours from now. >>> in tunisia today riot police filled the air with tear gas trying to keep furious crowds under control. have a look. these are the biggest and loudest protests in tunisia since the revolution there two years ago. the one that sparked the whole arab spring. a vocal critic of the government was shot dead outside his home yesterday. that infuriated people who say he was assassinated. it was political. they were already unhappy with tunisia's political situation since the arab spring the new islamist led government is keeping down individual freedoms. the people are not happy. tunisia's prime minister fired his cabinet and called for new elections hoping to calm tensions, then his deputy said the party wasn't unified on that. and it might not happen. we are watching developments. >>> let's gets back to our top story. a shooter on the loose in los angeles. the suspect a former cop is identified as christopher dorner. he was fired from the
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
, may 7th, just before the evening newscast, john brennan, president obama's to white house adviser on counter terrorism. had a conference for advisers who had become frequent commentators on tv news shows. is that an accurate statement? >> who was involved in that conversation? in that interview. >> i believe that the people who were on that phone included one of my predecessors, townsend, roner crecy, prichard clark, i think these are individuals who served in the government, and are counter terrorism professionals. >> any others you can think of? >> i do not remember the others. >> do you have notes from that conversation? >> there are notes, yes, that people took that have. ment?ve those been turned over >> the justice department, as i said, i volunteerly and eagerly engaged -- >> that wasn't the question. >> everything that was available on that has been turned over to the department of justice, absolutely, senator. >> did you turn those notes over? >> my office turned everything that was available on that, yes. >> who took those notes? >> senator, i was not taking notes at th
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
starts at 10:00 a.m. at city hall. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
at -- peek at the senate confirmation hearing. john brennan, the c.i.a. director nominee, president obama's c.i.a. director nominee, senators grilling him on questions ranging from drones to waterboarding to authorized leaks and on and on. so it's ongoing and i think bret baier will summarize the whole hearing at 6:00 o'clock. so stay right here. in the meantime, the u.s. drone program has come under intense scrutiny this week. on monday, nbc published a confidential justice department memo outlining the expansesive justification with which the u.s. drones authorizes the drone strike. earlier this weekers jay carney defended the president. >> we have acknowledged, the united states, that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al-qaeda terrorists in order to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, stop plots, prevent future attacks and again, save american lives. the strikes are legal, they are ethical and they are wise. >> just hours
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> president obama's nominee to head the cia can look forward to a grilling on capitol hill this morning. during confirmation hearings, john brennan will be asked to explain the legal justification for predator drone strikes against u.s. citizens. lawmakers are expected to zero on on mr. obama's chief terrorist adviser and what he knew and when he knew it. the tactic faces new recruit any of after release of confidential documents. >>> and there are documents showing drones used to kill members of al qaeda. that brought back after demands of the legal justification for the strikes. late wednesday the white house bowed to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. >>> senator dianne feinstein said lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement, it is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all the counterterrorism operation. >> last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into quote, a shadow of what it once was. under president ob
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
obama's pick to be the next head of the c.i.a. brennan is considered the architect of the drone program. and some new memos that were leaked recently are sparking concerns about the legality of killing americans suspected of working with al qaeda. >> president obama has nominated the. of rei to be his new broker secretary. sally jewel runs the retailer. if confirmed, she would replace ken salazar. she would also be the first woman the president has appointed to his second term cabinet. >>> those hoping to the boy caughts -- boy scouts would chase their policy about including gays will have to wait a few more months. they have postponed the decision till its next meeting in may. they need more time because the issue is too complex. >> it is 5:11. nearly half the seven-day forecast is soaked with rain. howard will give us the details after the break. >>> first, here's an update on a story we brought you yesterday. monopoly players, it's time to call in on the cat. hasbro announced it's replacing the iron game piece with the cat. it's the first change in monopoly tokens since >>> good morn
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill list. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: the use of drones has grown 700% under the obama administration. we learned just yesterday, that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to send drones throughout the region. lawmakers will discover about a document that says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if a high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the government can do so without having clear evidence. human rights advocates
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: john brennan, president obama's choice to head the c.i.a. faced a volley of questions from senators today about counter-terrorism policies, including waterboarding and drone strikes. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the "newshour" tonight, we excerpt today's testimony, which was interrupted from the start by protesters from the anti-war group, code pink. >> brown: then, we get the latest on the massive manhunt for a former los angeles police office wanted for murder. >> suarez: we turn to iran as the u.s. tightens sanctions but tehran shows no signs of halting its nuclear program or engaging in talks. >> brown: from our american graduate series, we have the story of a chicago non-profit that aims to change the lives of would-be dropouts. >> what's interesting about one goal is that it pinpoints and targets low-income, underperforming students in non- selective chicago public schools, students who are least likely to graduate from high school, let alone college. >> suarez: we look at newly
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
obama. every president since identifies enhour has attended that event. that is your 5@5:00. >>> just hours before the face of the drone program john brennan faces tough questions during a senate confirmation hearing. president obama backtracks agreeing to show congress justifying the use of drones to kill americans. good morning peter. >> good morning, heather. basically what happened here is the president has come out and he has said all of the information about drones -- excuse me. he made a last minute decision to show congress the secret documents that gives him the authority to target and kill americans. all right starting from scratch here. all of the new information we got this week about the criteria required for the u.s. government to decide if one of its citizens abroad should be the target of a drone attack came from a justice department now president obama is telling the justice department to give congressional intelligence committees access to the office of legal council advice relate to do the paper back on october 18th on the daily show president obama said congression
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed services committee. they will discuss the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed there including ambassador chris stevens. >>> the threat of huge budget cuts next smooth forcing the pentagon to make a drastic move this morning. defense secre
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
hearing for john brennan. president obama's nominee for cia director. >>> police in texas releasing a tape of the 911 call that led to an arrest in the murder of decorated navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle. the chilling call coming from the sister of suspect eddie ray routh just after the shooting. >> yes, listen, my brother just came by here. i was at [ bleep ] street. he's now left. but he told me that he's committed a murder. >> okay. hold on. >> and i'm terrified for my life. >> okay. hold on. >> because i don't know if he's going to come back here. >>> the boy scouts of america delaying today's vote on lifting its ban on gay members and leaders until may. last month the boy scouts announced they'd consider changing their rules. today the executive board said it needs more time to deliberate the policies. >>> and after weeks of suspense the makers of monopoly revealing its newest game piece is a cat. the game's fans chose it over other options like a robot and a diamond ring. to make room voters decided that that sweet little iron, well, it's got to go. >>> and it's the end of an era for
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